Get the Most from Yourself – Chapter 5

In previous issues of Computer Times, we printed a 26-month series from the book titled Get The MOST from Yourself, by Dr. Terry Kibiloski.  This is the sixth article of that series.

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5 Essential Elements Needed for Good Health

The human system is similar to the personal computer system, with three major parts – the body (hardware), the mind (software), and the spirit, or soul, (user).

We are spirits having a human experience!

Image of Body, Mind, Spirit chart (copyright Dr. Terry Kibiloski, 1986)

To maintain the human system, it’s important to understand:

  • Body specialists (doctors) help maintain our human body.
  • Mind specialists (psychologists) help maintain our human mind.
  • Spirit, or soul, specialists (priests, ministers, rabbis, etc.) teach us how to effectively use our body and mind. The ideal teacher is the Creator of our body and mind.

If you can understand the similarity between the computer system and the human system, you are on your way to getting the MOST from yourself. Let’s now look at some important principles.

  • As the computer operator uses the hardware and software to have a computing experience, our spirit uses the body and mind to have a human experience
  • Our overall health depends upon a harmonious relationship between our body, mind and spirit
  • Our human system seeks harmony and ease, not dis-ease

Our body is a tremendous creation, made up of billions of cells, each working independently yet in total harmony with each other. Each of our cells is a living organism, each with its own purpose. If these cells work in harmony with each other, and are at ease, we enjoy a healthy body. If these cells work in disharmony with each other, we have dis-ease. Each of our cells depends on us, the spirit, to make healthy decisions to keep them in harmony and at ease.

To get the MOST from yourself, you need to have a healthy body. To have a healthy body, you need to give each cell what it needs to stay at ease – air, water, food, exercise and rest. Without these basic needs, a cell can get weak and even die, and then our total body is in a state of dis-ease because the balance, the harmony, has been disturbed.

So, think of yourself as a protector of many living cells. They are totally dependent upon your choices for air, water, food, exercise and rest. Are you providing each of your cells with what they need? Are you breathing plenty of fresh air, drinking plenty of pure water, eating plenty of fresh food, getting plenty of exercise, and enjoying a sufficient amount of rest? Or are you depriving your cells of oxygen by smoking, drinking chemicals, eating junk food, being a couch potato, and getting little rest? It is important to realize

  • You are the sum total of all the choices you have made up to now.

Is it time for some new choices?

Health is the one thing the poorest person can have for free, but the richest person cannot buy? A Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kentucky ad posed the question, “Is your lifestyle a death wish?” An equally important question is, “Does your lifestyle support your life goals?”

It is important to realize the body’s natural state is health. Given the proper air, water, food, exercise, and rest, the body will do its best to remain healthy. This is automatic. Built into your body is a natural ability to heal itself. For example, when you cut your finger, your system instantly springs into action to fight the intruding germs, clean the wound, and restore the area to its natural state. If your body is in good shape, and this is the big IF, the healing will progress without a hitch. If your body is not in good shape, a simple cut can be the beginning of an early death. This is true for everything from a simple cut to a serious disease. The better shape your body is in, the better it is able to cope with the daily perils of life.

Your body is a walking miracle. Your heart beats thirty six million times a year, pumping more than six hundred thousand gallons of blood through more than sixty thousand miles of veins, arteries, and tubing. Your lungs filter life-giving oxygen through six hundred million pockets of folded flesh while they rid your body of gaseous wastes. Your brain is the most complex structure in the universe. Its thirteen billion nerve cells file away every perception, every sound, every taste, every smell, and every action you have experienced since the day of your birth. Working in unison with your brain are four million pain-sensitive structures, two hundred thousand temperature detectors, and more than five thousand touch detectors. Within you is enough atomic energy to destroy, and rebuild, any of the world’s great cities. Like any complex organism, though, it needs the proper care to remain healthy.

To keep your body healthy, it is important to give it the five essential elements it needs for good health – air, water, food, exercise, and rest.

Air – This is the most critical element to good health. The body can only survive a short time without a constant supply of air. When the air is polluted, due to smoking or the environment, each of the hundreds of billions of cells in the body begin to suffocate, and soon die.

Water – Seventy percent of the body is water, as is seventy percent of every living thing on this planet. It is essential to keep a constant supply of pure water in our system to help our body move nutrients to all cells and eliminate waste.

Food – Every cell in our bodies need a constant supply of fuel to maintain the energy level needed to stay healthy and perform their specific tasks. Fuel comes from good natural food, not from chemical brews and synthetic snacks filled with harmful chemicals.

Exercise – The old saying “Use it or lose it” says it all. If any part of the body is not exercised, it becomes weak. Serious disease attacks weak areas of the body.

Rest – The body requires daily periods of rest to effectively repair and regenerate damaged cells. Without the proper rest, the body becomes weak and breaks down.

Good health is not the luck of the draw. It comes from giving the body fresh air and water, good food, sufficient exercise and rest. Make this your daily routine and you will have the best health possible.

Send this to everyone you consider a FRIEND.

Much more next month . . . Get the Most from Yourself – Chapter 6

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